- having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
- a triploid cell or organism.
Origin of triploid
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- having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomesa triploid organism
- a triploid organism
C19: from Greek tripl (oos) triple + (hapl) oid
- Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.
- A triploid organism or cell.